Verboticism: Tediashun

'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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Uvulate

Created by: verbony

Pronunciation: ewe-view-late

Sentence: The fertilty doctor's explanation of the invitro procedure really made me uvulate.

Etymology: uvula+suff. ate

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Goredom

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: gore-dum

Sentence: After years of watching even the most ardent Democratic yawn repeatedly during his speeches, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore found a way to take goredom up a notch. His loud, exasperated sighs during a presidential debate became a new standard for goredom, which has yet to be matched.

Etymology: Boredom combined with Gore, as in the formerly monotonous, droning vice president of the U.S.

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Communigrate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kom-mu-NI-grate

Sentence: When Roxie's tedious tale of the Patagonian tree snail reached an ennui everest, and with yawning the only way for Bob to open his mouth, his humdrumuffle mounted. Finally, exasperated, he began to communigrate; Roxie was not impressed.

Etymology: Blend of communicate & grate: to exasperate.

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Repetitediyawn

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ripetətēdēyôn

Sentence: Despite her coworkers repetitediyawns, Gloria didn’t get that she was boring them to tears.

Etymology: repetitive (containing or characterized by repetition) + tedium (the state of being tedious) + yawn (involuntarily open one’s mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom)

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Tonsiltatious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ton-sil-tay-shis

Sentence: Doug was quite tonsiltatious in his response to Rachel's monologue

Etymology: the ostentatious display of one's tonsils

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Gapeathy

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: gape-a-thee

Sentence: The students' gapeathy was apparent while the teacher began his unit on the Constitution. They yawned widely, texted under their desks and fell asleep. Pity.

Etymology: gape: open one's mouth wide; yawn + apathy: apathy: lack on interest or concern, especially of important matters

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Yawnotonous

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: yaw-NOT-n-uh-s

Sentence: Listening to the insurance salesman pitch his product became very yawnotonous.

Etymology: yawn + monotonous

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Yawndom

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: yawn-duhm

Sentence: Cecil's yawndom got the better of him and duct taped a pillow to his head in case he suddenly fell asleep.

Etymology: yawn + boredom

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Yawnatization

Created by: micvice

Pronunciation: yAWn-uh-tih-ZAY-shun

Sentence: By the time he had reached his third yawnatization, he realized his roomates story had been going on for 20 minutes.

Etymology: yawn, dramatization

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Geezcantawordgameevenspellyourecorrectly

Created by: jimmmm

Pronunciation: Geez, can't a word game even spell "you're" correctly?

Sentence: "Your" very bad at spelling, verbotomy. "Your not fooling me for one second"? Did the apostrophe and the e get "verbotomized"?

Etymology: you're = you+are

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Okay, okay....so it's irritating to purists. BUT at least they were big enough to print your criticism, yes? http://www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-12: 16:22:00

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